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VUMC receives $13 million grant to coordinate multisite clinical trial for Rett syndrome treatment

Jan. 9, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center received a $13 million Department of Defense grant to lead a multisite clinical trial that will evaluate repurposed FDA-approved drugs as treatment options for patients with Rett syndrome.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center receives DOD grant to study telehealth deployment across rural areas of Tennessee

Nov. 3, 2023—by Danny Bonvissuto Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 36 children. Despite evidence that it can be identified in the second year of life, and that early intervention can improve developmental outcomes, families in underserved and rural communities struggle with proximity to tertiary care diagnostic centers, low availability of specialists and long waitlists. Building...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to begin estimating prevalence of cerebral palsy in Middle Tennessee

Sep. 29, 2023—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders has received funding to monitor and estimate prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) in Middle Tennessee.

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Study shows autism profiles can be identified early via tele-assessment with a tool created at VUMC

Aug. 7, 2023—A study new study by Vanderbilt researchers offers compelling data that many autism profiles can be identified early via tele-assessment.

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SENSE Theatre study finds play participation increases social skills in autistic youth

Jul. 13, 2023—Together with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and ACM Lifting Lives, SENSE Theatre recently presented a two-night performance of the play Circus del Sé, written by Blythe Corbett, PhD, James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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Julie Lounds Taylor and Pablo Juárez appointed new co-directors of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Jul. 5, 2023—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has announced new leadership for its University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Julie Lounds Taylor, PhD, and Pablo Juárez, MEd, BCBA, LBA, have succeeded Elise McMillan, JD, who retired June 30.

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Elise McMillan to retire as Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD director

Jun. 21, 2023—Elise McMillan, JD, has announced she will retire from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center this month.

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Hine to lead DDM, TRIAD outreach and training efforts

Jan. 26, 2023—Jeffrey Hine, PhD, has been named director of Primary Care Outreach and Training for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), the VKC Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Division of Developmental Medicine.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center seeks adults 18-30 to study effects of noise on brain activity

Jan. 17, 2023—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is seeking adult participants (ages 18 to 30) for a research study investigating the effects of different noise conditions on brain activity during the Attentional Network Task.

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Kennedy Center seeks participants for disabilities research learning sessions

Nov. 10, 2022—In January, a series of online learning sessions hosted by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will bring together stakeholders who wish to see research advance toward understanding and solving the health problems that tend to affect adults with IDD.

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Juárez named director of behavior analysis

Sep. 8, 2022—Pablo Juárez, MEd, BCBA, LBA, has been named director of behavior analysis within the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Division of Developmental Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Rajaraman named TRIAD director of behavioral analysis

Apr. 28, 2022—Adithyan Rajaraman, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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